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DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by Islie: 6:12am On Jan 26, 2020
Human rights lawyer , Mr Inibehe Effiong, says the Department of State Services has arrested his client who is also a campus journalist , Ayoola Babalola, for allegedly publishing articles critical of the President, Maj. Gen Muhammadu Buhari ( retd. ) , and All Progressives Congress chieftain , Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Effiong made the allegation during a chat with
Sunday PUNCH .

He explained that Babalola , a student of Mass Communications at Gateway Polytechnic , Abeokuta , was the editor of a campus newspaper known as “ GAMPOSA Trumpet”.

In the 2019 edition of the newspaper in November 2019, the newspaper published an article titled , “President Buhari does not believe in Nigeria ” which was written by Apostle Alfred Tseye- Okotie .

In the article , it was stated that the Buhari regime did not want Nigeria to be good .
In a second article titled , “Will EFCC investigate Chief Bola Tinubu?” it was insinuated that the EFCC may not act on the petition it received as regards the alleged cash- laden bullion vans seen in Tinubu’ s Lagos home on the eve of the 2019 general elections.

In a third article written by Femi Adeyeye in October 2019 titled , “Sowore , An Equal Opportunity Offender” , the newspaper wrote glowingly of Sahara Reporters Publisher , Omoyele Sowore , who was at the time being detained by the DSS for allegedly planning a revolution against the government.

In a statement later , Effiong said, “Late on Friday , January 24 , 2020, I was alerted that my client Mr Ayoola Babalola , a courageous student activist and young journalist, was arrested and charged to court for allegedly publishing certain articles in a Campus Newspaper called GAPOSA Trumpet in which he served as the editor .

“Babalola recently graduated from the Gateway Polytechnic located in Sapaade , Ogun State, where he read Mass Communications.

“The articles which were deemed critical of President Buhari , APC Leader , Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the EFCC also led to the dismissal of a lecturer of Gateway Polytechnic who served as the producer of the campus newspaper .”

Effiong alleged that Babalola was arrested on Thursday in Abeokuta by the DSS and taken before a Magistrate Court on Friday.

“His appeal to the DSS for him to be allowed to contact me as his counsel was rebuffed . Mr Babalola was only able to contact me through a third party from the Ibara Maximum Prison in Abeokua where he was remanded by the court , ” the lawyer said.

He said Babalola was arraigned on six counts bordering on alleged incitement , conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace and others for allegedly publishing critical articles against President Buhari .

It was stated that Babalola had informed his lawyers of the plans of the DSS to arrest him even before the actual arrest happened.

The Spokesman for the DSS , Peter Afunaya, neither responded to calls nor a text message on Saturday .

“I condemn this despotic and needless actions by the SSS . It is a shame that at a time the country is battling serious security challenges , the DSS rather than protect Nigeria , is paranoid about any form of criticism against the Buhari regime , ” Effiong said.

https://m.punchng.com/dss-arrests-student-over-anti-buhari-articles

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Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by slivertongue: 6:50am On Jan 26, 2020
Tyrants don't change their tactics.

They are pretenders and self righteous

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Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by GOFRONT(m): 6:54am On Jan 26, 2020
angry
Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by ignis: 6:56am On Jan 26, 2020
There is no more freedom of expression in this country.

Imagine GEJ the most insulted and assaulted president encourages freedom of expression.

Good for those that removed GEJ by actions and inactions .

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Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by okosodo: 7:04am On Jan 26, 2020
thunder fire buhari

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Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by bkool7(m): 7:14am On Jan 26, 2020
ignis:
This article is confusing


Is the guy a student?

He was when the articles we're published

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Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by Passionate888: 7:19am On Jan 26, 2020
Buhari sef

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Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by MoIbrahim: 7:21am On Jan 26, 2020
If there is no fake news or falsehood involved, then this is a shame. The man should be allowed to live his life and express himself.

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Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by Freddykrueger: 7:28am On Jan 26, 2020
Arresting and harassing innocent citizens for mediocre reasons like president's daughter sim card swap/writing articles on social media is their expertise.

Yet it's been years Leah Sharibu got abducted by bokoharam in borno and recently we heard she's now a bokoharam commander's baby mama yet the DSS were nowhere to be found angry

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Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by Esseite: 7:30am On Jan 26, 2020
This too shall pass...

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Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by Subduer: 7:54am On Jan 26, 2020
Has Decree No 4 been passed into Law by the Rubber Stamp Senate

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Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by agulion: 8:02am On Jan 26, 2020
Buhari mata don tire me, of all people in Nigerian politice how we ended up with this man is still Mistry to me. Yoruba Muslims caused this news nonsense

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Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by RZArecta(m): 8:02am On Jan 26, 2020
The Daura dûllard and his Daura Security Service never fail to oppress. APC zombies will be happy about this sha cool

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Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by chosen04(f): 8:28am On Jan 26, 2020
QUOTE OF THE DAY
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"When tyranny & oppression come to the land, it will be in the guise of fighting crime" ~

*James Madison (U.S President 1809-1817)*

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Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by ignis: 8:35am On Jan 26, 2020
bkool7:


He was when the articles we're published

You say?
Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by neduboo(m): 4:36pm On Jan 26, 2020
Investigative journalism.


To me, that guy was practicing his profession. What exactly do the government expect from us? So when a system isn't working, we should keep quiet and be looking like Lukmon??

Nigeria is a democratic nation with a freedom of speech. If we were a communist nation, it would have been understandable.

Even communist countries have better rule of law compared to us. Power truly intoxicate.

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Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by drizslim(m): 4:37pm On Jan 26, 2020
Buhari with his dss goons are stoopid

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Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by hisexcellency34: 4:38pm On Jan 26, 2020
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Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by solsticey2k3(m): 4:38pm On Jan 26, 2020
Something that cannot happen in many developed countries, eg USA, where you fit insult president and nothing go happen!

Several times wey we dey hear ontop news wey presenters and guests go insult Trump and nothing go happen. No be for this joke wey we call country undecided

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Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by ursullalinda(f): 4:38pm On Jan 26, 2020
You can't do alot of things now and get away with it....GEJ left with freedom of speech

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Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by Nobody: 4:38pm On Jan 26, 2020
Woe unto those who voted this man in

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Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by Kendumazy(m): 4:38pm On Jan 26, 2020
OK naww
Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by sofiscatedmoron: 4:40pm On Jan 26, 2020
a head slamming moronic afonja was arrested, next time he should respect the president and stop writing bad articles against the president
Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by cbrezy(m): 4:40pm On Jan 26, 2020
lipsrsealed

Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by Racoon(m): 4:40pm On Jan 26, 2020
This is how tyranny roll.

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Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by EdoPrince93(m): 4:40pm On Jan 26, 2020
Next level Agenda... grin

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Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by ZombieHUNT: 4:41pm On Jan 26, 2020
Buhari is anti democracy

God punish all those supporting this evil administration

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Re: DSS Arrests Ayoola Babalola Over Anti-Buhari Articles by bs81(m): 4:41pm On Jan 26, 2020
next level things

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